MATRIXSYNTH: Roland Jupiter 8

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Roland Jupiter 8

via this auction

"This Jupiter 8 is in good condition. It is a 12 bit DAC model, and the autotune can be a bit unstable. I have posted a youtube video to demonstrate the instability [further below]. All I have for filming at the moment is an iphone, but it should give a good enough idea of the tuning. In the video, I boot it up in test mode without autotune (it is fairly well calibrated without it) and play each voice over 3 octaves. I then show the effect of pressing the autotune 3 times and playing each voice over 3 octaves each time I press it. I'm not sure if it is a normal amount of instability for a 12 bit version, though I think some professional calibration would probably help. Besides the tuning instability, the synth is in excellent functional condition. The main cosmetic flaws are three small holes that a previous owner drilled into the top of the case above the control panel. Other than that, there are some scratches on the bottom and a few minor scratches elsewhere, but it is in very good shape other than these few flaws. Please see the pictures."

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